Jasper Morrison

BORN 1959

A Royal Designer for Industry since 2001, Jasper Morrison is one of the UK’s most respected and celebrated product designers. He is known for his intellectual approach to the design and appreciation of “normal” objects and his deceptively simple, original and contemporary aesthetic. Morrison launched his first studio in London in 1986 after studying at Kingston University and the Royal College of Art and rapidly established himself internationally with installations at the Documenta art exhibition in 1987 and at the DAAD Gallery during the Berlin Design Werkstadt in 1988. He has since been invited to design everything from trams to tableware, and his work is among the collections of the world’s leading museums. Morrison’s interest in archetypal objects led to a partnership with Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa in 2006 on the seminal Super Normal exhibition and the accompanying manifesto – the first of a number of publications celebrating everyday objects. His retrospective exhibition, Thingness, opened at the Grand-Hornu in Belgium in 2015 and is currently touring Europe. Morrison now divides his time between studios in Paris, Tokyo and London.

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